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The Daily Dispatch: December 23, 1864., [Electronic resource], House servants for Hire. (search)
The War News. The shelling of Butler's dredging machine in the Dutch Gap canal was heard with unusual distinctness during yesterday, and appeared, from the sound, to be connected with uncommon vigor. On the other portions of the lines, both in the neighborhood of Richmond and Petersburg, all was quiet yesterday. Grant is absent from his army, having gone to Fortress Monroe to confer with Secretary Stanton, who will thence proceed to Hilton Head and Savannah. From the South. Some of Sherman's troops have crossed the New river, on the road to Grahamville. Our troops have burnt the bridge over New river. General Wheeler is watching the enemy, the main body of whom is still believed to be near Grahamville. Grahamville is on the Charleston and Savannah railroad, thirty-four miles from Savannah and seventy from Charleston. The fire brigade who made such a grand parade in Savannah last Tuesday week, was, as we learn from the Northern papers, composed of negroes.
The Daily Dispatch: January 28, 1865., [Electronic resource], The
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We have received Northern papers of the evening of the 23d instant. Gold was quoted at 200 7 8. The news is unimportant. Sinking of a monitor in Charleston harbor. A letter from Hilton Head, South Carolina, dated the 17th, gives an account of the sinking of the monitor Patapsco in Charleston harbor by a torpedo. It says: For sometime past the navy has been engaged in removing torpedoes from Charleston harbor by dragging for them in small boats. Since the capture of Savannah, the work has been greatly increased, as the rebels have sown torpedoes in the harbor in the greatest number, to prevent the navy from aiding in the siege of Charleston that they expect Sherman to inaugurate. Last night, as usual, a number of boats were sent up to drag for these infernal machines, and the monitor Patapsco, Lieutenant Commander Quackenbush, was sent up to a point near Fort Sumter to cover the boats. She came to an anchor, and the regular watches were stationed as usual at